24 October 2011

pinning realized

I have a problem with time management. Oh, I've mentioned that before? Like 3 bajillion times?
One thing that doesn't help my cause is pinterest, but I can't help myself. Sometimes I justify letting my kids watch a show so I can tackle some cleaning project, and then before you know it, it's been 25 minutes and I have just pinned a million decorating, clothing and recipe ideas.

Last week I decided it was time to put some of those pins to the test, rather than just looking at all those pretty boards. Let me give you the low down. 

Mexican Chicken Casserole from Cooking Light

My husband totally loved this. Here is my take: it's good, but just leave out the tortillas and then put it in a tortilla once it's cooked, or on top of chips or something, otherwise it's just kinda mushy. Tasty and mushy, though, so that's a plus.
Egg and Bacon Cups

Source: None via Carina on Pinterest

I actually made these weeks ago and they are soooo good and so easy. And my kids devoured them.
Healthy Pumpkin Bread

Source: None via Carina on Pinterest

homemade butterfingers

Don't question it, just do it. Candy corn + peanut butter + chocolate = holy cow. But do yourself a favor and make a half batch.
diy pore strips

This seriously works! I did not like using it on my whole face, but definitely on the t-zone. So easy and cheap.
Wax Paper Leaves

Source: None via Carina on Pinterest

This was super fun - maybe more for me than for my kid, but still.
And because most of my pins are food related (at least the ones I actually do), I am going to start using this one today:

What about you? Have you used any of the ideas that have inspired you?


  1. I have Trader Joe's pumpkin bread in the oven as I type. I doubt it is healthy, but it spells gooood!

  2. These recipes all look good, especially the butterfingers. I want to try the egg and bacon cups too.

    I panicked and deleted my FB and Pinterest last week. I could not manage my time on it. :)

  3. I think I pinned those egg & bacon cups, but I haven't made them yet...now I want them! I love anything with bacon! yum!

  4. everything on Pinterest inspires me...that pumpkin bread looks yummy!

  5. I have a Pinterest to-do list. Someday soon, I WILL start working my way through my food and craft boards! Props to you for finding the time to actually put all that pinning to good use! :)

  6. I'm gonna try the leaf art project! Looks fun!

  7. These recipes are awesome!! I'm heading to the store right now, so I'll be picking me up some supplies! YUMMY!! And I LOVE your blog. I'm your newest follower! :)

    Digger ~xoxo~

  8. crap. i've been avoiding pinterest thus far and now you have fully sucked me in... about to go find an old t-shirt to cut up and make into the cutest little jersey knit bracelet ever. i love/hate you! :) haha